For the record, I am well aware that you can force someone to have an abortion. Rebecca saying she was forced is, in my opinion, somewhat overstated; she was coerced is more likely, but it played into Emmerdale’s hand to have it put that way (read more on that in @dingleautomotives‘s amazing post about lexical choice).
What gets me is that once again, Emmerdale are showing a female character as having no agency beyond her ability to open her legs. Rebecca is supposed to be this worldly, smart woman. She was introduced as a flirty but ultimately kind person, the nice White, who made friends with Aaron and tried to build a friendship with her ex, and excluding her biphobic comments (of which there were plenty) I was beginning to like her as a character. Are we to believe that where Robert is concerned she is incapable of controlling herself? (don’t get me started on the question on consent…)
I have no doubt that pre-Aaron Robert would have coerced her into having an abortion - she was carrying the child of her sister’s boyfriend, she was going to be doing it alone, and Robert was a manipulative bastard at the time. Him telling her to go to a clinic and get rid of the foetus is pushing her to have an abortion yes, but for once they could have had a female character decide for herself, or maybe even be able to manage birth control and her reproductive health before a pregnancy came to play.