Something I have very mixed feelings about. On one hand, women should, of course, have a right to choose how to give birth. At the same time, what about the right of the baby? Is it ethical for doctors to perform elective inductions, especially when they're done well ahead of the due date? I personally don't believe so. Medical necessity is a different story, of course. But being tired of being pregnant? Not so much. As I was surfing the net a while ago, I ran across this article. I thought it was quite interesting.
Expectant Moms Should Wait Out Due Date For Deliveries, Experts Urge
I tend to think that with a normal pregnancy, babies come when they're ready to be born. It seems only logical that messing with that process could cause problems. It always surprises me that women go to such great lengths to have healthy pregnancies, and then they choose induction just because. They're done being pregnant, their mother father sister brother aunt and uncle are coming to town, or whatever the case may be. I'm sure there are some valid reasons for elective induction (deployment, maybe, or a move), but for the most part, I don't believe it to be a great idea.