Latest Fact-checks on Eric Swalwell Eric Swalwell stated on May 8, 2019 in posted on Twitter: "The so-called ‘heartbeat’ law outlaws abortion before most women even know that they're pregnant. This is one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in our country." Eric Swalwell stated on April 14, 2019 in a campaign rally: In 2017, the first piece of legislation that Republicans passed "made it easier for the mentally ill to purchase guns." Eric Swalwell stated on November 12, 2018 in a tweet: "15,000 troops will not see their families for #Thanksgiving because of @realDonaldTrump’s Scaravan Stunt. Oh yeah, it’s also costing you 200 million dollars."