Mahlon Douglas Cannon (deceased)

Abortion Mill

Former abortionist in California and Virginia. Canon lost his medical licenses in both states after fatally botching at least one abortion, and injuring multiple patients. California revoked his license outright. Virginia later suspended his license, after Cannon failed four attempts to pass the required SPEX exam.

Medical School

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, 1973

Phone Number

Address

Richmond, VA

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Other info

State of CA, license verification (revoked license and discipline history) -- Mahlon Douglas Cannon, MD (search by name) State of VA, license verification (suspended license and discipline history) -- Mahlon D. Cannon, MD (search by name) Obituary: Dr. Mahlon Douglas Cannon, MD -- Sept. 9, 1943 - Jan. 13, 2015 CA Medical Board Decision, 6-10-1991 -- The Board revokes Cannon's medical license for injuring multiple patients and causing a patient's "preventable death" via botched abortion CA Medical Board Decision, 10-17-2000 -- The Board denies Cannon's petition for license reinstatement, citing Cannon's four failed attempts to pass the Special Purpose Examination for licensure in VA State panel accuses MD of negligence in 3 deaths -- Los Angeles Times, 5-5-1990 Los Angeles Times -- 1991 CA Medical Board discipline list: "Mahlon D. Cannon, M.D., Encino. Gross negligence, incompetence and repeated negligence in the care and treatment of numerous abortion patients at Her Medical Clinic. License revoked. Effective July 10, 1991." Physician in abortion case loses license: Medical board says Dr. Mahlon D. Cannon was incompetent and negligent in cases of eight women, including one who died -- LA Times, 6-17-1991 Virginia Christian Alliance -- "Who are the Abortionists in Metro Richmond?" - Cannon worked at clinic in Richmond, VA (see end of article) Clinic Quotes -- Abortion Provider Mahlon Douglas Cannon - bio and abortionist history Cannon formerly worked at "A Capital Women's Health" in Richmond, as well as other abortion clinics      

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Disciplinary History

1992-08-26 -- VA Medical Board - Notice of formal administrative hearing

The VA Board of Medicine investigates Dr. Mahlon Cannon, since the CA medical board recently revoked Cannon's medical license. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2, 1992.

1996-04-30 -- VA Medical Board - Notice of formal administrative hearing

The Virginia Medical Board continues to investigate Dr. Mahlon Cannon, who previously lost his medical license in CA. A second hearing is scheduled for June 7, 1996.

1996-06-21 - VA Board of Medicine, Order and Findings of Fact

Abortionist Mahlon Cannon violated the Virginia Code, and must take the Special Purpose Exam as well as continuing medical education to keep his Virginia medical license. See page 3.

1997-08-20 - VA Medical Board - Notice of informal conference, and failure to comply with Board order

Abortionist Mahlon Cannon fails to pass the SPEX exam, and is found in violation of the Board order. Cannon's medical record will be reviewed by a committee.

1998-01-26 - VA Medical Board - Order and Findings of Fact - Cannon must retake failed SPEX test after violating Board order

The Board determines that Cannon is in violation of a previous Board order, and must retake the failed SPEX exam.

1999-03-02 - VA Medical Board - Notice regarding violation of Board Order

Mahlon Cannon violates Board Order, and fails SPEX exam again on 7-30-1998.

1999-07-29 - VA Medical Board - Receipt of appeal; formal administrative hearing

The Board schedules a formal administrative hearing for Mahlon Cannon, after receiving his appeal.

1999-08-18 -- Formal administrative hearing regarding license suspension - VA Medical Board

The Virginia Medical Board suspends Mahlon Cannon's medical license, due to his repeated failures to pass the required SPEX exam. The Board cites Cannon's previous medical license revocation in CA, and history of botched abortions and a patient fatality. The Board schedules a formal administrative hearing regarding Cannon's medical license suspension. See details on pages 3-5.

License Restrictions

CA Medical Disciplinary Actions -- LA Times, published 7-2-1992

CA medical board discipline list, page 1: "Mahlon D. Cannon, M.D., Encino. Gross negligence, incompetence and repeated negligence in the care and treatment of numerous abortion patients at Her Medical Clinic. License revoked. Effective July 10, 1991."

1991 CA Medical Board Decision, 6-10-1991

The CA medical board revokes Mahlon Cannon's medical license, effective 7-10-1991. Board cites Cannon's botched abortion history of patient deaths and injuries. See details on pages 3 thru 11.

2000 CA Medical Board Decision, 10-17-2000

Canon petitions the CA medical board to reinstate his license. The CA board denies reinstating Cannon's medical license, citing Cannon's four failed attempts to pass the Special Purpose Examination for licensure in Virginia.

1999-08-18 - Order of Summary Suspension - VA Medical Board

The Virginia Medical Board suspends Mahlon Cannon's medical license, citing his license being previously revoked in CA due to botched abortions and a patient fatality. Cannon also failed multiple attempts to pass the SPEX exam, as required by the VA Medical Board. See details on pages 1-3.

1999-09-30 - VA Medical Board - Order and Findings of Fact

Order dated September 30, 1999. Following an administrative hearing, the Virginia Medical Board suspends Mahlon Cannon's medical license for a minimum of 1 year.

Misc Documents

Who Are the Abortionists in Metro Richmond?

Published by the Virginia Christian Alliance, 1-21-2010. See Mahlon Cannon abortion clinic info on page 2.

Physician in abortion case loses license - Los Angeles Times, 6-17-1991

Los Angeles Times, 6-17-1991. "Physician in abortion case loses license -- Medical board says Dr. Mahlon D. Cannon was incompetent and negligent in cases of eight women, including one who died."

Abortion Provider: Mahlon Douglas Cannon

Preschool teacher Donna Heim dies after Cannon botches her abortion. Published in ClinicQuotes, 8-30-2012