Wikipedia: Is The Trials Of Nina McCall Story Based On Real Life?
Post Gazette indicates that "The Trials of Nina McCall" was indeed based on the real life of Nina, who severely fought back the oppressing "American Plan."
Stern came to know of Nina McCall, who was one of the few women lost in the records who had later sued the governemnt.
Ms. McCall was detained under the "American Plan" at 18, informing that she had gonorrhea despite her protests of being a virgin.
Her later days spent in a "detention hospital," that turned her life upside down when she got out. A well-living woman, she later struggled to find work and a husband in her lifetime due to the stigmatization of being a prostitue.
Though McCall sued the government she found limited success. Mr. Stern went through court transcripts to find on her hardships to present his book.
New Republic reports that Nina later married a man named Norman, settled in Saginaw, Michigan, and later moved to Bay City in 1949.
The couple's three children died young while she fell ill with a brain tumor in the mid-1950s. Nina passed away at the 56 in a nursing home.
The late Nina McCall should not be forgotten instead should be celebrated for her fights at those male-dominated harsh times.