I will be honest in saying that no one has the right to tell another woman if her csection was "right" justified or not. I think the individual woman has to make that decision. Making blanket comments that you(menaing general you) havent come across but X legitimate reasons for a csection makes me wonder if some of you are not completely blinded by the whole "Silent Knife" theory.
I dont have to defend my csection or my repeat csection. I have a mullerian anomaly. Uterine malformations are not unheard of and cause many babies to be breech. Malformed uteri is also at a greater risk for rupture, during a csection and a vaginal birth, not to mention higher risks during the pregnancy itself. My first child was in a weird transverse lie. I did everything but the Webster technique to get her to turn and then let my doctor attempt at ECV three times (which ended me in the operating room in an emergency situation). My last child I elected to have a csection. I was no dummy and read everything about VBAC, risks, etc. Though my son was head down and not breech, his head was at an angle in my pelvic area and his shoulder was presenting against my cervix. Had my water broken, we could have easily had a prolapsed cord -- something I wasnt going to risk.
I am fully aware of the unnecessary csections that go on around this country, and the stupid and often ludicrous reasons they are performed, however each woman has an individual situation -- each woman has a different tolerance for pain, different endurance, etc.